Let the memory of Solveig be with us forever.
  • Born on April 6, 1963 in Montreal, PQ, Canada.
  • Passed away on January 21, 2019 in Ottawa, ON, Canada.
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved daughter!

Solveig - Angelique Nikischer Keshavjee.
Her love, kindness and presence with everyone who met her, was one of a kind! Always remembered and forever in our hearts! Gone to soon!


I have no words and my heart is shattered in pieces! God called our beautiful daughter home! Being free of her pain I'm trying to understand, why she is gone? God must have had a special plan for you, when your shining light came to an end! Radiating a light all of your own living  on in many hearts, while you're gone! Praying this nightmare of your loss, will become a memory of all you passed!

You were an inspiration and will be deeply missed. You were loved more than you ever know! Precious daughter of  Karin and her late husband, Josef Nikischer! Cherished sister of Lars-Oliver Nikischer, his wife Chantal and daughter, Leeah-Joelle! Survived and missed by her husband Azim Keshavjee and beloved daughters, Taliya and Namira! Also survived by aunts, uncles and several cousins from Austria, Germany, Canada, USA, and Cayman Islands! Fondly remembered by many dear friends and family here and abroad!Heidi & Mike Bremer, G.Joly, K.I.Kuhnel, Hazel & Gary Johnston, S. Paetzold - Coia, Giesela Kapaun, Writer/Composer Guylaine Daigneault for composing some of  Solveig's songs in French!

 Solveig's life was music and she loved singing! It was natural while she was growing up with her brother Lars-Oliver following her path! After graduating from Highschool, the Quebec Conservatory of Music in Montreal, she was given the opportunity of studying at the internationally renowned School, Vincent D'Indy! Solveig completed her licentiate performance programme at Mc Gill University and moved with her family to Ottawa ON. She graduated as a Coloratura Soprano with an " Honour Bachelor of Music "degree from the University of Ottawa in 1988! After that she had the opportunity to follow and continue her studies in Europe! Not only was she pursuing her own music courier, but she joined her husbands Azim Keshavjee's cover band; Comfortably Numb!
       In addition of raising two lovely daughters, Solveig had another professional life, for many years she was  "Algonquin College's Manager of  procurement" ! Our hearts are heavy, but filled with immense gratitude to have had her in our lives. Solveig was modest, kind and unselfish. She valued integrity and fairness whether in competition, a conference at work, or having a discussion in a recording studio! She will be remembered for her signature sense of kindness that was woven into so many aspects of her life and for her admirable blend of grace and love!


She was an irreplaceable woman and has left her footprint on many!

 A new Star lights the Night Sky. Godspeed Solveig!

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship  at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and  and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone! "Gone where?"
Gone from my sight.  That is all.  She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not her. And just  at the moment when someone at  my side says: "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here  she  comes!"... And that is dying.....
Anonymous

Many grieving people have ask me how I deal with this horrible loss!
A few things  you should know! About Life After Loss!

Everyone will have their own experience in any way of losing a loved one losing a child, no matter how young or old, it is the most painful experience  unimaginable, which would be the same for any child losing their beloved Mom. I do hope this will help my two Granddaughters Taliya and Namira in this most  difficult Time!

If I had to give just straight up, raw, and real information to a new grieving person it would be this...
#1 - Don't expect yourself to look or feel the way society tells you. It's a personal journey, and your path is the only one you should be on. You may or may not cry, you may or may not feel numb, and you may or may not be angry.
#2 - Don't give a crap about what anyone thinks of your process. Unless they have walked your path, it can't be understood, so forgive their ignorance and do what is right for your soul. The less you care, the happier you will be. Grief changes you, let it.

#3 - MOVE YOUR BODY. Yes, it's critical. You need to move. It's empowering, healthy movement floods your brain with much-needed chemicals, and it will bring you more strength than you can comprehend.

#4 - Take self-care and soul care time. You will need to process your loss. Journal, meditate, go to therapy, workout, ride horses, paint, draw, go to church....whatever your thing is for soul care, do it.

#5 - Don't expect it to go away. I see so many grievers who are angry that they still "feel" years after their loss. Society tells you that you just have to give it time. Instead of putting a timeline on your grief, understand you will absorb it into all that you are and that will create a new you. It never goes away, and that's okay.

#6 - Don't numb your pain. Skip the alcohol and the drugs. They mask what you really will need to process. Live it, experience it, survive it, and you will be okay.


#7 - Understand you will feel like you are doing great one day and the next day you might feel like you are doing horrible. This is part of the process.

#8 - Focus on gratitude. So damn hard after a loss but seriously so important...in fact, critical.

#9 - Get outside. The sun and fresh air are amazing tools in your toolbox towards hope.

#10 - Find a POSTIVE community. Don't surround yourself with bitter people. Find people who understand that bad days and moments happen but overall, looking for the best in life is one of the only things leading you towards future happiness and peace.

 #11- Don't be a Victim. Yes, your loss is horrible and brutal but don't let yourself fall prey to being a victim. Nothing good comes from a victim mentality. Sadly, it is what it is, how can you learn, grow and become better as you grieve.

There are a million more, this is just a sample! I hope it speaks to your soul.. 
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We welcome all who knew Solveig to share memories and stories to celebrate her life!
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By request for all German friends the song: Kleine Taube

For many friends who are asking for Solveig - Angelique's classical music, it will be posted!
















Posted by Marc Donnelly on April 7, 2019
We Know Solveig from the time we all danced together with HUmmel Hummel dance group in Montreal.
We have very fond memories of those days, and of the beautiful girl Solveig with the Angelic voice. We knew then how talented she was.
I have been following her band, Comfortably Numb, hoping that one day they would be playing in Montreal so that we could meet once again.
Needless to say how shocked we were when we heard the news of her passing.
Our deepest sympathies go out to her children, husband and her mother Karin.
God bless, Peace and Love.
Marc and Ursula Donnelly
Posted by Karin Nikischer on April 6, 2019
April 6 "Happy Birthday" Solveig- Angelique
Today is your special day and I remember how much you liked celebrating your Birthday surrounded with the people you loved! I think the good Lord just felt your work on this earth was done! So he called you home to celebrate your special day in heaven, reunited with passed family and many friends! I am thinking of one little angel baby girl who was laid to rest on your special day some 19 years ago, at only four days old leaving her twin sister Namira with you ,but being happy of having her Mom finally all to herself !The candles are lit for both of you, the families you left behind especially your daughters Taliya and Namira! Even though this is a very sad day for everyone we will be celebrating with you in our hearts and minds, thinking of all the good times we shared together! Happy Birthday sweet Angel daughter, may Angels light your heavenly way with peace and joy! Gone from our sight, but not from our hearts!
We love and miss you and wish we could turn back time!
Much Love from Mom and your Bro Lars-Oliver...
Posted by Karin Nikischer on March 26, 2019
Sharing Messages from many Friends on the passing of my Daughter!
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My family and I like to thank each and every one once more for the ongoing outpouring wave of love, in the passing of my daughter Solveig - Angelique Nikischer Keshavjee.We deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy, prayers and thoughts, having you with us at this difficult time in our lives! Thank you for the ongoing support and comfort you have provided!    
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Barbara Young. Marina and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family and we are always here for you, much love, B.
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Candace Alder. Oh Karin I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I am praying for you. Lots of love to you
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Susan Ransbottom. Oh Karen I’m so very, very sorry
I’ll keep you in my prayers.
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Elizabeth Wollaston. Oh Karin I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Sending you lots of love and big hugs
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Snowy Latte Lau. I am so sorry for your loss Karin.
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Linda Reading Schmidt. I am so sorry. It’s the worst pain a parent can experience.
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Tracy Lystra. Oh Karin, I am so very sorry. Please know that I am here for you and will do anything I can to help you.
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Bunny Murphy. I am so sad for your loss of your beloved daughter. My heart breaks for you and your family....sending lots of Peace and Comfort your way. Big Hugs.....❤️
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Lavina Booth. So very sorry to hear this. Love and Prayers to you.
Meadow Linden. Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry, my new friend.
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Michael McGhie. Karin Anne I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your daughter.
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Sandy R ..Hugs to you my friend... so very sorry for your loss ❤️
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Angel Gulley. So sorry for your loss Karin. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
***HUGS***
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Marie Ganz. May love and comfort surround you, your family and friends during this difficult time, my condolences.
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Nycki Temple. Karin thinking about u and your family .. sending you much love.
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Helga Müller. I wish you light and strength..❤️
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Cyndi Lowry. OMG Karin...your message rendered me breathless...BIG hugs to you my friend...and sending love and prayers to your entire family....❤️
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Hollyce Weber. Praying for you and your family... I’m so very sorry for your loss...
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Elizabeth Hare, Oh, Karin, I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs.
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Sher Lynn. Karin, I am so sorry :'( Prayers warm, hugs, no words, I wouldn't understand either, my heart breaks for you ...❤️
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Bonnie Wagner-Westbrook. Oh Karin... Just no words... I’m so very sorry for your loss....❤️
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Debbie Richards. So terribly sorry for your loss Karin. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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Judy Kelsey. So very, very sorry Karin Anne Nikischer.
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Guylaine Daigneault So sad. Sending you a lot of serenity, energy and prayers. It was a pleasure to write words and songs for Solveig beautiful voice. I'm so sad xxx
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Kat Albrecht-Thiessen Karin...so deeply sorry. I'm sending prayers for peace as you walk through time, time of grief..
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Connie M. Laws Smith Karin I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you in my thoughts and Prayers! Sending Hugs and Love and Prayers your way..
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Paola Cox. Karin Anne Nikischer I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking to read this... Sending you prayers.
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Katie Louie So sorry for your loss Karin. Sending huge hugs and love your way. xx
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Patience Jonas Uwadiae ho!! May your heart be fill with healing of love and comfortable. Sending you love ❤❤
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Sendal Casada Griswold Sorry to hear about your family loss
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Jennifer Drake. Oh Karin, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I am holding space for you and your loved ones. May the angels embrace you all during this sad and difficult time. May you find comfort, peace and love in this moment and the moments ahead.
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Sue Breen my heart is aching for you.
Helia Teixeira So very sorry for your loss! God be with you and you’re in my prayers.
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Katie Albright I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Sending you comfort from afar. ❤️❤️
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Michelle Gravelle. Very very sorry to hear of your loss .Sending prayers and a hug your way.
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Robert Nikischer, wow how so much was I hoping and preparing to meet up again with my cousin, now, I look forward, when my time comes to say hello again. My candle is lit.
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Amy Babson. My sincerest condolences Karin.
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Dennis Lloyd, sorry for your loss deepest condolences Karin Anne
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Mike Wetmore. Sorry for your loss Lars.
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Cece Gaston. I am feeling your heart sweet Karin and being a mom who have lost a daughter in 2008 we are never prepared as parents for why our babies leave before us. But truly know that your daughter is going to express her love and honor for you her mommy more in spirit and bring much messages through dreams and maybe bring birdies and butterflies just as my Amanda has done for 10 years now. You can PM me anytime Karin Anne Nikischer for I am always available 
Namaste my friend
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Gudrun Kaiser. My sincerest condolences Karin.
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Bunny Murphy. sending lots of Love and big Hugs.
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Dally Dee. Sorry for you loss :(
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Elisha Leeann Syvret. I love you and I'm so sorry. You have been there for so much for me. If you need to talk or cry. Or need a friend for a long late night phone call please don't hesitate. Love you.
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Karen Washington. Such a beautiful lady Karin. I am so sorry for your broken heart.
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Brad Landon, Very sorry for your loss Brad...
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Charlotte Wolfe thinking of you, sorry for you r loss yes God has a special plan always, she is beautiful.
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Annalies Schmaltz. I'm so so sorry, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May she Rest in Peace. Sending you an Angel to guide and comfort you and your family.
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Glady Lafever. We are so sorry for your loss, Karin. My prayers for comfort and peace are with you all. ❤️
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Barbara Young. I am so sorry for your loss, Karin, and I pray every night for you and your family, and for the soul of your lovely girl. She will always be your girl and you her Mom, and surely you will be together again one day. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Memorial of Solveig, it is filled with so much love.
Posted by Karin Nikischer on March 24, 2019
Sharing Messages from many Friends on the passing of my Daughter!
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My family and I like to thank each and every one once more for the ongoing outpouring wave of love, in the passing of my daughter Solveig - Angelique Nikischer Keshavjee. Thank you for the ongoing support and comfort you have provided!
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Irene Louro. Omg there really are no comforting words...im so sorry hun this seems so unfair...I do trust that God has a plan for all of us and she was called home...I have 2 sons and I just cant imagine..pls know my heart is broken for you and is sending you hugs of steel and compassion...RIP your sweet baby girl
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Norella Pilling. My heart aches for you from the bottom of my soul. He took my daughter 13 years ago, so I understand your sorrow and heartbreak . Love Glady Lafever I am so sorry to read this, Karin. Praying for you (HUGS).
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Annie Dubois. So sad to see your post. There is no word in such cases. So very sorry for your loss. Take care and let me know if you need anything...❤
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Glady Lafever. I am so sorry to read this, Karin. Praying for you (HUGS)..
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Ginette Massicotte-Lafrange. I'm so sorry to hear this Karin! my deepest sympathies! thinking of you..
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Diane Bates. Karin sending you Love and Comfort. My deepest sympathies...❤
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Steffi Gracie. I am so truly sorry to hear about your terrible loss. There are no words from anyone in the whole wide world that could make feel even just remotely better. I shall pray for Solveig‘s soul and all necessary strength for you. You know that you can call me anytime. I am here for you, if you need someone to talk to....❤
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Christie Malcolm-Taylor. I am sorry for your loss, sending you love, strength and hugs...❤
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Laura McKibbon Caron. Karin... I am so deeply sorry for your loss .. my thoughts and prayers are with you
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George Carter Jr. I am truly sorry for you loss Karin
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Lulu Newhook-Temple. So sorry for your loss, sending condolence and prayers to you and your family! Hugs
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Maureen Lynch-Shelamo Shelties hugs, so sorry to hear of your loss..
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Marjon Tondravi. So sorry for your loss. She was absolutely beautiful.
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Tali Lisman. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you and your family all the power to get through this. You helped our family so much and I will never forget that. Sending love to you.
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Darlene Loura. I'm so sorry that you have lost your beautiful daughter. I'm sure her bright light is serving God in a new way now. I pray that peace surrounds you.
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Audrey MacDonald. So very sorry, there are no words only to say that she is always in your heart, I feel your pain. Life isn't always fair. Sending you healing love.
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Dora Boukouris. Oh I am so sorry to read this. My heartfelt condolence. Sending you love peace and healing..❤
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Lori Ann. I am so very sorry for your loss Karin. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family at this most difficult time
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Robin Anderson. Karin my heart breaks with you. May you be surrounded by the love of your family and friends now and always..❤
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Monika Stumpf. Tante Karin, I am at a loss for words. My heart is with you at this time. God has taken our cousin way too soon. I am sure he had a plan for her
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Michele Mac. I’m so sorry for your loss... our thoughts are with you..❤
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Lori Clarke. Oh Karin this is so so so sad. Sending prayers and healing light as you feel your way through this
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Amy LaBrie. My heart breaks hearing about your loss. May the memories of the special times you had together help you through this loss.
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Gertrud Brink. Es tut mir sehr leid. Herzliches Beileid ..❤
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Shelley Ann. Oh Karin, I am so sorry for your loss! Loving thoughts and prayers coming your way xoxo
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Selena Urbanovitch. So sorry for your loss...❤
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Kathy Zengolewicz. I am so, so sorry for your loss. You, she and your entire family are in my prayers
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Nhw. I am so very sorry Karin. There is no thyme or reason why a child leaves this earth before a parent and I believe there is no worse pain a parent can endure. May your daughter RIP and you find the strength you need at this time to help you through the pain. Sending you my deepest sympathy and wrapping my arms around you..❤
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Colin Mills. So sorry for your loss Karin and Lars.
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Anne Brazeau. Oh Karin one can never be prepared for the loss of a chil. I'm so sorry. I wil keep you in my prayers..❤
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Pat Cheyne Flett Black. Ohh, Karin, I’m so sorry for your loss, I can’t fathom what you are going through. It’s so hard to understand, I’m praying for you both, hugs!!!
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Terry Quentrill. Karin Anne Nikischer so so sorry. Sending prayers to u and your family...❤
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Karen Erickson. Karin I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and shield you from the pain. You are in my thoughts, my heart, my prayers....❤
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Ann Hardiman. Karin, I am so very sorry for your and your family’s loss.                  
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Regina Gerhard. So sad to hear this Thoughts and prayers are with you!
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Paul Piccolo. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
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Sue Pollock. Thinking of you Karin and your family at this heartbreaking time for you all.
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Sonja Paetzold-Coia. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.        
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Iris Dahl Gierga. Oh Karin, das tut mir unendlich leid ! Fühl Dich fest umarmt ❤️ ! Kinder sollten niemals vor ihren Eltern gehen müssen. Der Verlust des eigenen Kindes, dafür fehlen mir einfach die Worte. . Du und Deine Familie seid in meinen Gebeten...❤
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Natalie Gaanderse. Karin, my heart is broken for you. I am so deeply sorry for her loss. I know there are no words...but I am sending you love and keeping you in my thoughts
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Marilyn Miller. Dear Karin I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter.
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Your heart must be so sad. I know words do not help too much but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this time
Sincere sympathy to you. Sending prayers to help you through this.
Love, Marilyn ❤
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Kathy Zablotzky. I'm so very sorry my friend..❤
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Wendy VanderMeulen. Karin, so sorry to hear this. May you find comfort in God's presence and in memories of your daughter.
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Dick Champagne. Really sorry Lars!
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Mae Moore, sending love and light to you...❤
                           
Posted by Heidi Bremer on March 8, 2019
I was on holiday when I heard the sad news about Solveig’s passing. I was shocked and could not believe that this had happened. I have known Solveig since she was a young girl always with a smile on her face, modest and considerate towards other people. She showed a keen interest in music and dance and I still remember, when she was singing at Expo 67 the popular tune “Edelweiss” with the Two Mountain Chorus as back up! She had a voice like an angel! The greatest pain is not having had a chance to say good bye! Someday perhaps we will understand why God has called her away so soon!
Karin, it will be the little things remembered, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter, the tears. This seems hard right now but it will be memories of all these things that help push away the pain and bring smiles again! May the loving memories of Solveig bring comfort and heal your heart! Solveig’s memory will live in our hearts forever!
My deep condolences to you my friend and Lars - Oliver
Posted by BARBARA YOUNG on February 27, 2019
Karin, my prayer is that one day you and your lovely Solveig will be reunited and together with all your loved ones, for I believe death is not the end. Love does not go away with the earthly passing, but continues on.
Psalm 23: V6: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Because God does not lie, His promise for eternal life is real, we must believe that all will come about. Have courage. Much love is yours, Barb.
Posted by Patty Moates on February 20, 2019
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"
                 Author Unknown
Karin, my dear dear Friend my heart is heavy with sadness ..The loss of your precious daughter has taken it's toll on you, a pain and emptiness that no one can know but you, Solveig's mother..
Her brilliance and her voice will be preserved forever for the world to hear and enjoy. She will have an eternal place in all our hearts.
Godspeed ❤️
Posted by Patty Moates on February 17, 2019
My dear Friend my heart shattered into a million pieces as I heard the news the same time as you..I could not believe what I was hearing nor could I believe the way you received the news of her passing.I was numb as you were..
Your beautiful daughter was a brilliant artist and had the voice of an angel...
Yes, she's gone too soon but God needed her with him ...Now everytime I look up I'll hear her sweet voice and smile..
Karin, my Friend I'm so sorry for what has happened and the pain you feel I wish I could take it all away..You're a strong woman and in your time you'll find peace..I hope it's soon..
I love you dear Friend ❤️
Posted by Arlenr C on February 16, 2019
Sending condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of Solveig. Heaven has embraced another angel . 
I pray that you find the strength within to carry on living life to its fullest each and every day as Solveig would wish for you
Always loved, forever remembered. Solveig's memory will live on in your hearts for eternity
Posted by Karin Nikischer on February 12, 2019
I have no words and my heart is shattered in pieces! God called my beautiful daughter home! Being free of her pain, is the only thing I'm trying to understand? God must have had a very special plan when your shining light on this earth came to an end! The day we had to part left a big gaping hole in my heart. And the plans we once had will no longer be ! Your memory is my keepsake, with which I never part.
God has you in his keeping, but I have you in my heart. I close my eyes and I see you smile and think of you with all my love, keeping you in my heart forever,I just wish that I could go back and relive the past. I didn't realize just how it would happen so fast and I hope with all my heart this nightmare of lonely days will come to pass!
Godspeed sweet angel girl...

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